This is a foundation course exploring three dimensional studies, working with a variety of materials and techniques. Discussions will touch on the relationship between historical and contemporary sculpture. Projects will range from an observational approach towards abstraction, involving various techniques, materials and ideas. Students will be asked to think about scale in relation to space.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 15
Laboratory Hours: 75
This course is offered online:
- Developing line studies using wire
- Developing an image through relief, using clay or cardboard
- Introduction to mould-making and casting, using silicone (mould) and wax (casting material)
- Working with scale shifts and material exploration
- Building a portrait bust, to scale, in clay
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply three dimensional elements through both line and form
- Utilize various materials and scale
- Explain how and why an object can function within and relate to a space
- Build a portrait out of clay from direct observation
- Collaborate with fellow students
- Discuss ideas and participate in group critiques
Assignments: 90 %
Participation: 10 %
Number of Assignments:
Nature of Participation:
Journal entries in sketchbook
Percentage of Individual Work:
Percentage of Group Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Clay, sculpting tools, wire, glue, pliers. A more detailed material list, with a list of proposed budget costs will be provided at a later date.
Keys to Success:
Attendance is mandatory in studio courses.
Optional - N/A, Reading will be articles provided by the instructor supported by Power Point Presentations.